There have been a lot of headlines claiming that drinking your coffee black means you a a psychopath, but does it? In a very short, sciency answer…maybe.
The study that has resurfaced on line from 2016 did find that a fondness for bitter tasting food and drink can be linked to some dark characteristics. However there is little evidence and proving a solid connection will take more research.
It’s also not the only study done on a connection from the mouth to the mood. Other studies have shown that people who enjoy sweet treats are more likely to have an agreeable personality. That one doesn’t need science..aren’t we all a little happier after stuffing our faces with sugar.
Don’t worry too much if you enjoy your coffee black. Studies have only shown your taste preferences account for around 5% of your personality traits. It also means you can stop giving Kevin at the office the shifty eye every time he makes a coffee.
There are other foods and beverages that have been linked to these dark personalities with their bitter taste including tonic water, radishes and kale! I knew there was something I didn’t trust about people who eat Kale.